South African Lodges
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Bakgatla Gate
Pilanesberg National Park
North West Province
South Africa
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Lodge Type

Located at the base of Garamoga Hill, the rustic Bakgatla Resort in the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West Province offers a great getaway destination. This family welcoming resort nestled in a natural reserve which is home to many unique and beautiful species of birds, mammals as well as vegetation. 

The resort in the Pilanesberg lies about 176 km away from the city of Johannesburg, 135 km from Pretoria, and only 22 km from the spectacular Sun City Resort making it an easy to reach the getaway destination. From this resort, Thabayadiotso which is also known as the 'Proud Mountain', as well as the Mankwe Dam, being the massive central lake in the park are accessible. 

Guests may choose to stay either in the fully furnished 5 Sleeper Chalets during their stay at the Lodge or in one of the Exclusive Safari Tents. Necessary facilities are provided to ensure a comfortable stay, including en-suite bathrooms.

Bakgatla 5 Sleeper Chalet features:

  • Main bedroom with double bed
  • Loft room with three single beds
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • Toilet (bath and separate shower)
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace with braai area.

Bakgatla Exclusive Safari Tent features:

  • Two single beds & one sleeper couch
  • Accommodates two adults & two kids
  • Tea & coffee station
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Patio with braai area
  • Communal ablution blocks

Facilities

  • Large, outdoor swimming pool
  • On-site restaurant
  • Children playground
  • Bakgatla Convention facilities
  • On-site supermarket
  • Self-braai
  • Parking
  • Experience tours and outdoor ventures.

Below detailed information about the Bakgatla Resort is available.
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  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchenette
  • Terrace

Restaurants

Dining at the Bakgatla Resort

The Bakgatla Resort in the Pilanesberg National Park features a restaurant.  Guests may enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning at this dining venue.  Braai / barbeque places are also available which guests are welcome to make use of.

Swimming

The Bakgatla Resort in the Pilanesberg of South Africa features a large outdoor swimming pool to which guests have access to during their stay.

Childrens playground

This family welcoming resort in the Pilanesberg features a playground where children can have fun throughout the day.

Game drives

As the Bakgatla Resort nestles within the malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve, guests have the unique opportunity to explore the magnificent wildlife on thrilling game drives including the "Big Five", namely lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos.

Nearby Sun City Resort

A day visit to the nearby Sun City Resort which is often referred to as "Africa's Kingdom of Pleasure" is recommended when staying at the Bakgatla Resort.  Many exciting activities and great entertainment await the visitors here including golf courses, tennis courses, casino, a health and beauty spa as well as the Valley of the Waves outdoor waterpark.

Conferences at the Bakgatla Resort

The Bakgatla Resort provides conference facilities and conference packages are available.  These include the accommodation, the use of the conference facilities as well as selected meals and beverages for the delegates.

  • Barbeque & braai area
  • Children's playground
  • Conference venue
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby conference facilities
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Secure parking
Malaria Status and Animals
  • The Pilanesberg National Park is a malaria free game reserve in South Africa making it an ideal safari destination for families travelling with children.  Besides a great variety of wildlife, this vast game reserve is home to the "Big Five" which include lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant.

Available Rooms

5-sleeper chalet: 1 pax

The colonial-style chalets at the Bakgatla Resort in the Pilanesberg National Park feature a private patio from where guests can enjoy splendid views. The chalets offer en-suite bathrooms. The combination of practical fittings which are available in the chalets and the natural setting of the rooms within the reserve provide for a wonderful safari getaway.

Children below the age of 11 can be accommodated in the same room as the parents. The 5 Sleeper Chalets provide a loft and a kitchen with a small refrigerator. 

5 Sleeper Chalet features:

  • Main bedroom with double bed
  • Loft room with 3 single beds
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • Bathroom (bath and separate shower)
  • Air conditioning
  • Private patio with braai area.

5-sleeper chalet: 2 pax

Accommodating a maximum of five guests, the spacious chalets at the Bakgatla Resort in the Pilanesberg offer an ideal accommodation base for friends and families travelling together.

5 Sleeper Chalet features:

  • Main bedroom with double bed
  • Loft room with 3 single beds
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • Bathroom (bath and separate shower)
  • Air conditioning
  • Private patio with braai area.

5-sleeper chalet: 3 pax

Each of these chalets at the Bakgatla Resort can accommodate a maximum of five guests. Convenient facilities are available to ensure families and friends enjoy a pleasant stay at this rustic safari destination in the Pilanesberg National Park.

5 Sleeper Chalet features:

  • Main bedroom with double bed
  • Loft room with 3 single beds
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • Bathroom (bath and separate shower)
  • Air conditioning
  • Private patio with braai area.

5-sleeper chalet: 4 pax

Featuring en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen, a patio as well as a small refrigerator, the chalets at the Bakgatla Resort provide ideal accommodation for a family of five guests.

5 Sleeper Chalet features:

  • Main bedroom with double bed
  • Loft room with 3 single beds
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • Bathroom (bath and separate shower)
  • Air conditioning
  • Private patio with braai area.

5-sleeper chalet: 5 pax

For families who wish to enjoy a great safari holiday together enjoy their accommodation in the 5 Sleeper Chalets which are available at the Bakgatla Resort in the Pilanesberg.

5 Sleeper Chalet features:

  • Main bedroom with double bed
  • Loft room with 3 single beds
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen
  • Bathroom (bath and separate shower)
  • Air conditioning
  • Private patio with braai area.

Executive Safari Tent

The Executive Safari Tents at Pilanesberg's Bakgatla Resort offer travellers a unique and different type of accommodation.  The tents are equipped with two single beds and a sleeper couch accommodating a maximum of four guests.

Exclusive Safari Tent features:

  • 2 single beds and one sleeper couch
  • Accommodates two adults and two kids
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Patio with braai area
  • Communal ablution block close by.

Bakgatla Resort Specials

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.190111

Longitude: 27.146854

Directions

Directions from the OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport to the Bakgatla Resort, Pilanesberg:

- Head southwest on O R Tambo Airport Rd 0.6 km
- Slight right toward Exit 46 0.6 km
- Take exit 46 for R21 N toward City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria 0.4 km
- Merge onto R21 Partial toll road 36.3 km
- Take exit 134 for N1 N toward Polokwane Partial toll road 1.6 km
- Merge onto N1 Toll road 20.9 km
- Take exit 156 to merge onto N4 toward Rustenburg Partial toll road 63.6 km
- Take the exit toward R556 0.5 km
- Turn right onto R556 50.9 km
- Turn right onto R510 22.5 km
- Turn left 4.4 km
- Turn right 13.4 km
- At the roundabout, take the 1st exit
- Destination will be on the right 4.7 km.

Bakgatla Resort
Bakgatla Gate of the Pilanesberg National Park
North West Province, Pilanesberg
South Africa

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star

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